SPOKANE, Wash - After nearly 30 years serving communities of the Inland Northwest, KXLY4 News anchor Nadine Woodward is announcing her retirement from TV news at the end of next month.
Nadine has been with KXLY since 2010 and has anchored newscasts on TV and radio during that time. She has been in the Spokane market since 1990 when she began working at KREM.
"I'm a news junkie, news is part of my DNA. And, I am eternally thankful to KXLY for hiring me 9 years ago, so that I could continue to do what I love a little longer," she said in an announcement on Facebook Friday. "It's hard to believe, I've been anchoring the news for two-thirds of my life. Honestly, sometimes I think I could do it in my sleep. But, it's time for a change. A BIG change! I'm staying in Spokane, taking on a more active role in my family's video production company, and working to become an influencer in our business community. My friends, I believe there are GREAT things to come!"
Nadine's career has spanned incredible change within the broadcast industry and she has taken all of it in stride. From the anchor desk, she's been a witness to some of the defining events in the Inland Northwest, including Ice Storm, Firestorm, the Freeman High School shooting and countless others. While doing all of that, she has raised two children along with her husband Bruce.
"It has been an extraordinary honor to have served 28 of those years delivering the news in the GREAT Inland Northwest. I've never known a more compassionate, gracious, and genuine community," Nadine said. "You've welcomed me into your home for nearly 3 decades, eagerly awaited the births of my two (now grown) children, and joined me in supporting a multitude of causes that make our community an exceptional place to live. YOU have become family!"
Throughout all the changes in her career and within the industry, Nadine has been a constant for news viewers in the Inland Northwest. She's known for serious journalism and dedication to her craft. Last year, she was named Best TV Anchorperson by readers of The Inlander.
In 2013, she joined other northwest journalism icons when she was inducted into the Silver Circle for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
"I'm so grateful for everything Nadine has brought to our newsroom over the last nine years," said Melissa Luck, Executive News Director. "From moderating congressional debates to handling breaking news, Nadine prides herself on being prepared. Watching her work has been an incredible gift, not only for our viewers, but for the other journalists that have come through our newsroom during her time here."
"I've been blessed to have worked with an ocean of extremely talented people - manager, co-anchors, reporters, producers, photographers, production techs - too many to count over the years, who've not only made me a better journalist, but a better person," Nadine said. "When it comes to Spokane television news, I've worked with the best. And for that, I am grateful."
Nadine's last day on the air is Febuary 28th. KXLY4 looks forward to celebrating her career with the community she's been so proud to serve.
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